Marian Peterson

Social worker.

Interviewed by Edna Gerstel. Dates of interview: 5-13-87; 8-4-87. 2 cassette tapes (2 duplicate tapes). Length of interview: 1 hour and 4 minutes. Transcript of interview: 18 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Positions and agencies worked for; work with Los Angeles County; work with Welfare Planning Council: Welfare Information Service; Community Chest; private industry needs during World War II for assistance from social welfare agencies; part-time jobs with social welfare agencies, eg, Children's Bureau of Los Angeles; MSW at USC; creation of Division of Child Welfare Services and Department of Adoptions; Community Protective Services; Department of Public Social Services; reviews thoughts on private industry needs and child care; legislation for protective services for children; frustration of politics in public welfare; reflections on work in Welfare Planning Council: Welfare Information Service; agency studies and practice; commission of Child Welfare League of America; Child Welfare Agency.

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